It took most of her life, but Elizabeth Donovan has finally had enough. Years of a difficult marriage, she has finally fought back. She had no choice but to leave the life behind and face the secret from her youth. The old life doesn’t want to let go, as she stumbles into the mystery that involves her deeper than she ever could imagine. Old Baggage is the overdue coming of age for a woman learning to stand on her own.
“A story about courage.”
Five Star Review on Amazon By roblynn
Old Baggage seeped into my soul right off the bat along with the pickle juice. I was hooked. Being the same age as Lizzy and the last of 12 children, I identified with so much of the story. In the 50’s and 60’s, violence was a silent partner in many of my sisters lives. As a very young child, I knew I did not want any part of it when I grew up and married. I have been happily married for 42 years to a wonderful man. Yeah for Lizzy for breaking free. You will love this book no matter your age. If you are in a similar marriage, you will find many tools for escaping. Toni gently brings Lizzy through terror and loss of self, into the sunshine of a new life. I laughed, I cried and I celebrated Lizzy’s journey. Well done Ms Toni. Well done.
About the Author
Toni Kief, a small town Midwestern nomad from a family of high spirits and laughter. Presently in the Northwest, she plans to stay for the view, trees and friends. Her life story includes years in Insurance as an adjuster in Florida and Washington state. A longtime civil rights activist, she shares stories about lunches with politicians, leaders, and artists. Toni’s defines her genre as OA –older adult. She continues to gathers stories prime for embellishment in unlikely situations. Toni is one of the founding directors of The Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest.